Is This The Striker Newcastle Are After This Summer?

Newcastle’s number one transfer target in the summer of 2011 was Kevin Gameiro, who was then at Lorient, and Newcastle were reported to have bid £10M for him during that summer.

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Kevin Gameiro – former target now at PSG

But it didn’t seem that Kevin wanted to come to Newcastle, and he finally signed on at PSG, where he has hardly been hugely successful, and he’s played 66 times for PSG with 20 goals.

The 25 year-old striker is not a regular starter at the Paris based club, and he wants regular first-team football, and this is what he told Sky Sports:

“I want to play football every time, I am no different to any player,” “It is difficult to sit on the bench but all big clubs in Europe have the same problems, you can’t play every game but being involved is good.”

“I always wanted to play abroad. At the end of the season, hopefully after we win the title, we can decide about my future.”

Kevin is on a four year contract at PSG, so he becomes a free agent in a couple of years, but it seems he would like to leave in the summer.

Even though Newcastle were interested in this player two years ago, we’d be very surprised if he’s a target for Newcastle this summer, although we do need to bring in another striker.

Gameiro has 8 caps for France and stands just short of 5’8″ tall, and while at Lorient he made 120 appearances and scored 56 goals.

What do you think?

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17 comments so far

  • dannyboy

    Mar 12, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #1

    its hard to believe how poor are corner situation is aswell , imo cabaye is good at the precision free kicks and long floated passes which are very easy for a keeper to catch or defense to clear, corners need alot of pace to try make something happen , i really dont see the point in persisiting with cabaye as the corner taker , someone else might as well give it a go , they couldnt be any worse, 14 corners on sunday and not one single one looked threating , its a serious problem , cabaye doesnt even signal were hes going to put it like barton/raylor use to do, we would have had more points on the board if we were half decent at set pieces, teams win games throught them alot of the time

  • G

    Mar 12, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #2

    I would rather go for PEA, but it seems (according to the rags anyway) that Arsenal and Chelsea are both fighting to sign him. I suspect he will move for far more that we will pay.

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Mar 12, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #3

    I posted a similar comment yesterday.

    Joey Barton was easily the best crosser we’ve had recently.
    Raylor is better than Cabaye from a distance. But he doesn’t whip the ball in.

    If we could buy a winger who could cross the ball too.
    It used to be the aim of wingers to get to the dead ball line and whip in great crosses. They all did it. Two per team too! L&R.
    That would be an improvement on our current crop who can’t cross or score.

  • Scottiedog

    Mar 12, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #4


  • Cpt. Dreamboat

    Mar 12, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #5

    PEA should be first priority, but Gameiro is clinical and pacey. To be honest as long as he knows the offside rule better than cisse i can’t see this being a bad signing. But nowhere near the 10m we were going to offer him, 20 goals in 66 games is hardly the goal scoring reputation for that price tag.

  • Graeme

    Mar 12, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #6

    Striker? he’s a bloody hobbit in disguise lol and at 5’8 he’s smaller than Cisse. That in itself isnt a problem if he plays like a Bellamy or Suarez type striker – but can he perform that role??

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Mar 12, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #7

    Cabaye needs to stop trying to put it on Cisse’s head and just whip it into an area just outside the goalies reach.

    The ball is in the air for a second, our players have feet and can move.

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Mar 12, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #8

    Andy Carroll for me.

    He would give us a plan B.
    Which could have been a plan A v physically strong teams like Stoke.

    I don’t want to start the AC debate again. It’s been done.
    But at the right price he’d be my choice.

  • toonincheek

    Mar 12, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #9

    Cabaye is certainly capable of whipping the ball in with a bit of topspin.
    Don’t know why he doesn’t do that more often.

  • LeToonARMY

    Mar 12, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #10

    Bony his like a cross between demba and Shola strong and skill and scores goal

  • Diggedydaws

    Mar 12, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #11

    It’s our movement in the box, we telegraph the ball, more movement, simple as that

  • Dubaigeordie

    Mar 12, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #12

    I would prefer gameiro or PEA over Carroll we need one striker with pace and one slow tall one so if we go for the long balls we have cisse but then we need one to nip into the box and cause some problems

  • wynsleap

    Mar 12, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #13

    Carroll would be a great shout normally but his fitness these days seems to be a problem and is too much of a risk in my opinion.
    Would like to see us push the boat out for Benteke, Jelavik or Kone who have all proved they can score goals in the Premiership.
    Gameiro had his chance to join us – stuff ‘im.

  • Tino-asprilla

    Mar 12, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #14

    Wilfred bony is the player we should be after… He has amazing strength excellent technique he plays other players in good with headers… This guy seriously has the potential to be as good a striker Newcastle has seen…(apart from shearer of course 😉 if we can get him. I’d imagine their are quite a few big clubs after his signature.

  • pethmag

    Mar 12, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #15

    Hope were not after gameiro he is gash .

  • Blofal

    Mar 12, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #16

    Carroll would be of no use to us with our current crop of wingers who simply cannot cross. I would argue that a great deal of Carroll’s success was a result of Joey Barton’s crossing skill. I do like the look of Wilfred Bony but I remember reading somewhere that Carr thought he wasn’t strong enough for the prem. Cisse hasn’t lost his touch so much as the opposition has worked out that given an inch of space he can pull goals out of nothing. He has been worn like a glove by all CB’s this season because they rightly fear him. I personally would fancy him as a CF behind a holding striker to give him a little more space. And nobody in our team holds like Sissoko can!

  • Sav

    Mar 12, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #17

    This lad has his chance and chose PSG. We are not a soft touch and can find better and younger for that sort of money. And if ‘pacey and clinical’ are Gamiero’s best attributes, why not try out Adam Campbell first?


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